It is the mandate of MTUC and MEF to protect workers regardless of race, gender, immigration status or sexual orientation.
MTUC secretary-general J Solomon tells ILO meeting in Geneva that the treatment of migrant workers has reached a ‘critical stage’ and it is time for them to enjoy the same benefits as Malaysian workers.
Means testing is a fairer way of redistributing wealth and resources.
The human resources ministry says its proposed guidelines will be submitted first to the National Labour Advisory Council.
The situation is particularly acute in developing countries, where 3 out of 4 workers lack stable jobs.
Malaysian Trades Union Congress secretary-general says the move in Budget 2018 for 30% women participation as directors of GLCs is consonant with the International Labour Organisation recommendations.
According to North South Initiative Executive Director Adrian Pereira, employers do so to avoid being penalised by local authorities.
Pong Sul Ahn, regional specialist of the International Labour Organisation says rights of migrant workers and freedom of association must be protected.